(BIVN) – Over 82 official units took part in the Hawaii Island Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.
The event was held under sunny Hilo skies, and lasted about an hour as bands, floats, and various convoys traversed the route encircling the Downtown area.
This was the 10th year for the parade. The theme for 2017, “Celebrate Service”, focuses on the increased involvement of veterans and the community to serve those in need, organizers said, adding that the parade has grown into one of Hawaii’s largest Veterans Day parades.
The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade: All Vietnam Era Veterans. The Community Parade Marshal was the Daughters of the American Revolution Hawai‘i Loa Chapter, and the Business Parade Marshal was HPM Building Supply.